K. Iver

K. Iver was born in Mississippi and has a PhD in poetry from Florida State University. Their debut collection Short Film Starring My Beloved’s Red Bronco (Milkweed Editions, 2023) won the 2022 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, selected by Tyehimba Jess, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. The collection was also named a Best Book of 2023 by the New York Public Library.

Iver’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. They have received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.

Iver is the Roger F. Murray Chair in Creative Writing at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.